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Monday, December 13, 2010

Challenge of the day: Dedicate your day to God (Monday-12/13/10)

Good morning, good morning, good morning!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  The challenge of the day is: dedicate your day to God.  Now this should be our focus everyday, but we are just going to take it one day at a time.  As we go through the day today, let's focus on our thoughts and actions.  Let's walk as if Jesus is walking beside us.  Let's not go anywhere, say anything, do anything, watch anything, or listen to anything that God wouldn't approve of.  Romans 12:1 says, "Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God--this is your true and proper worship."

I'm going to do something a little different today and give you a hint to completing today's challenge.  The first step is to make an honest sincere commitment to live this day for God and then believe that you are capable of doing that because of the Spirit that lives within you.  The hint is that even if you do mess up (the bible says that the Spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak), don't quit.  See, the Lord has offered us this great security blanket called grace.  God doesn't condemn our mistakes because His grace covers us.  This is not a license to sin, but He wants us to know that if we do slip, we don't have to be slaves to guilt and shame.  We simply repent and get back on the right track. 

For some of us this challenge may be tougher than others, but remember, it's just one day. 

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